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From Guerrilla Glass Art to Street Art Body Ink

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published: Jul 6, 2009   Updated: Apr 14 2011
Banksy is one of the most well-known names in street art. This English street artist covers topics in pop culture, politics, religion, and ethics to create a concentrated message in his often satirical artwork.

Check out the gallery for some Banksy breakthroughs, and for more information on this revolutionary artist visit Banksy’s website here.

Implications - Subcultural forms of expression such as street art and graffiti have transitioned from societal taboos into a culturally accepted way to make a statement on pressing public issues. Banksy achieved viral fame through his anonymous nature and incisive global street art; he is one of the first graffiti artists whose works have been shown in formal art galleries.